Ayurvedic science is based on the Panchamahabhuta, or the five great elements, that forms all that exists. The entire universe, including humans, are made from the five great elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. Ayurveda also says there are three biological energies called doshas that are generated from these five elements. They are called vata, pitta and kapha.
We all have all three doshas and they control and monitor the functions of our mind and body. Each of us has one predominant dosha that plays an important role in our physical and mental wellbeing.
According to Ayurveda, the key to being happy and healthy throughout life is to maintain balanced doshas. The easiest path toward maintaining balanced doshas is to practice Dinacharya, a daily selfcare routine.
Characteristics of Pitta Dosha
Pitta dosha consists of two elements: fire and water. Pitta is heating, slightly oily, sharp, penetrating and fluid. It governs all mind and body transformations, like the processing of thoughts, ideas and emotions as well as all inputs from the five senses and food. It regulates the actions of the digestive system and is responsible for the process of metabolism and energy production.
Pitta people are usually described as having a well-developed physique with muscular limbs, a warm body and aggressive attitude. They like perfectionism and are well discipled to achieve goals. Their bodies run hot and sweaty and tend to have freckles, moles and a tendency toward rashes. They are known for being highly ambitious, confident, courageous and are naturally good at managing many tasks.
Pitta people should take caution because they are overly ambitious and prone to burning out their energy resources. It is important for pitta people to take time for relaxation and daily selfcare.
Not sure which dosha is predominant, take our dosha quiz.
Dinacharya for Balancing Pitta Dosha
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